Glastonbury apologizes as fans banned from live stream of Live At Worthy Farm – fr

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Glastonbury apologizes as fans banned from live stream of Live At Worthy Farm – fr


The Glastonbury Festival has apologized as thousands of fans struggled to access tonight’s Live At Worthy Farm livestream (May 22).
The virtual event will see performances by Wolf Alice, Haim, Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka and the first appearance of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood’s new group, The Smile. Each ensemble was performed at a different location around the iconic festival site.

The livestream kicked off at 7 p.m. BST with the performance of Wolf Alice, but many fans reported on Twitter that they were unable to access the stream. Unique codes sent to each ticket buyer were reported as invalid in the feed system.

“Sorry for those of you who haven’t gotten to the stream yet,” read a tweet on Glastonbury’s official Twitter account. “We are talking to Driift to find out what the problem is and we are trying to do everything possible to fix it as soon as possible. Please be patient with us. “

Driift Live, the platform hosting the livestream, said it is “urgently investigating invalid code issues” and encouraged fans to keep trying. “The flow is rolling, but you can go back to the start as soon as you walk in so you don’t miss a thing,” they added.

BBC reporter Mark Savage said on Twitter that the Glastonbury crew told him they were “trying to remove the authentication process, so people can access the film from the concert.”

Festival organizer Emily Eavis again apologized personally later that night and shared a link allowing fans to watch the stream without any codes. “I’m so sorry for the issues with the stream tonight,” she wrote on her personal Twitter page. “If you are unable to continue, I am told that the new link is working.

“We’ll obviously make sure to show the whole movie again starting tomorrow and give you the chance to catch up on any pieces you missed. I really hope you can enjoy the rest tonight. And, once again, I’m so sorry for anyone who has had issues.

“An hour has passed and we still can’t connect,” one fan wrote on Twitter as the problems continued. “Completely disappointing. Open the feed for everyone or send us a #refund. “

“Not live I still can’t get in and then we were told to go back to the start – it’s bad after the year we’ve had and something we were hoping to enjoy with our fellow Glastolovers,” said a other.

“For anyone talking about asking for a refund, remember what it was and where the money was going,” one fan retorted. “Yes, it’s disappointing, but you are all great to sign up. We are all overwhelmingly disappointed.

See more reactions below.

Following today’s premiere, Live At Worthy Farm will also air tomorrow (May 23) at 2 p.m. BST and 7 p.m. BST.

Ahead of the stream, Glastonbury shared clips of Wolf Alice, Haim, Kano, Jorja Smith, IDLES and Michael Kiwanuka rehearsing their sets in a short trailer. They also gave fans a first look at some of the performances with behind-the-scenes footage.

Meanwhile, the festival has secured a license from its local council to host a one-day concert at the Worthy Farm site later this year. If the event, dubbed Equinox, took place, 49,999 fans could see performers on the Pyramid stage.



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